Monday, 14 April 2014

Muscari Malarkey



Muscari ......Also known as Grape Hyacinth - a small spring flower, most commonly blue.

Malarkey ......Meaningless nonsense - one of my top ten favourite words of all time.


Source:tiny white daisies

At this time of the year, when the sun isn't always shining, it is a joy to see the gorgeous  Muscari flower......


Source:unknown sorry!

This blue bubble on a stalk can be planted in the garden 


source: my own

But is often potted up, to make perfect spring gifts......


Source: pictureperfectforyou

Or simply added to any table setting ......


Source:Zsa Zsa Bellagio



Source:The gift of life


Source: Unknown sorry!


Not so common in the UK, Muscari are also available in white......


Source:Tiny white daisies

Quite lovely - so catch them if you can!

Lizx











Monday, 7 April 2014

ooh, hello......remember me?......


It's been over a year since my last post, and only now I feel   
I'd like to dip my toe into the wonderful world of blogging 
again.




Why stop?......

A lot has happened in the past year.

- a little domestic hiccup

- a bit of blogging nastiness

- teenage snowdrops in far flung places

- a long distance house refurbish project

- but you know, I just lost my blogging oomph. I had nothing at all to say.  And the strange thing was I couldn't/wouldn't look at other blogs either.



Why start again?......

A very wet and windy weekend in Majorca,  with nothing but a computer and a slightly grumpy Mr Snowdrop for company.
I had another look at my little old blog - and liked a lot of what I had posted.  One thing led to another, and I revisited the blogs of old favourites - the bottom of the ironing basket , loo boos and shoes , home , Tone on Tone , and many, many more.  That's a lot of reading, but it was very wet!!


I just stopped 'cold turkey' and probably broke all sorts of blogging etiquette - and I bet blogging technology has moved on a lot - but now I'd like to start again. Mistakes and all !!

I'm looking forward to catching up with old friends, and discovering a whole years worth of new ones.

I've missed you guys......

source:Inspired design

I hope you all have a lovely evening,

Lizx
















Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Chocolate......


Have you had enough yet?......

......me neither!......


Dark......


Source:Unknown-sorry! 

Rich......

Source:Inspired-design 

Creamy......

Source:The proper stranger 

Bittersweet......

Source:via Pinterest 

Irresistible......

Source: Little Blue Deer

Smooth......

Source:The proper stranger 

Luxurious......

Source:Unknown-sorry! 

Add flowers for the perfect gift......


Source:Little blue deer 

Simple perfection......

Source:via Pinterest 


Hope you all have a lovely week,

Liz x


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

All White Here......


......So...... Since my last post......

Mr Snowdrop has had 'man-flu'......Enough said!

Number 1 Snowdrop came home from college in America as a surprise for Mother's Day......That was lovely!

Number 2 Snowdrop has thrown a wobbly over his forthcoming exams - the important ones that will hopefully get him into Uni - stating that he can't do it so he won't!......Don't worry I'm on the case!

We've had wedding anniversaries, 80th Birthday parties, trips to the theatre and concerts, so it's been a bit busy and when I've had the time to blog, I've just not had the inclination or inspiration!

And the weather......

Unusually for this part of the UK, we have had a fair bit of snow. The strange part being that usually it doesn't really hang around for long.  This year however, the temperature hasn't risen and we seem to be stuck with it.

Looking out of the window it's still 'All White'

Here are some more 'All White' images with perhaps a little artistic licence......

The snowdrops are hanging on in the garden......


Source:Birdcage walk

It looks like everything is 'loose covered' here!......


Source:Something fabulous 


I love the floor, I love the windows, I love the lamp, I love the table......


Source:Heartbeatoz

We need this today......


Source:Glamour begins at home

Simplicity......



Source:Capecodcollegiate

Soon - Linen trousers and shirt......


Source:Green like Bathwater

Beautiful white peonies......


Source:Glamour begins at home

This looks so comfortable......



Source:The Little Corner 

It's got to warm up soon,
have a lovely week,

Liz x






Tuesday, 19 February 2013

For the boys......


As some of you might recall, I live in a very 'boy' orientated house.

I do try to add a few feminine touches with the odd bunch of flowers and many,many candles to soften our home.  But truth be told, I love strong lines and deep colours and quite like the masculine look.

I have found some more fabulous images that follow this theme......

Source:BrownDressWithWhiteDots 


Source:LoveFrenchBullDogs 


Source:CasaDecorada

Source:BrownDressWithWhiteDots 


Source:HammersmithAtlanta

Source:MadeByGirl

Source:PrettyLittleBirdhouse


Source:TheGlossierNerd


Source:ZsaZsaBellaggio


Source:ZsaZsaBellagio


Source:SamathaWitterviaPinterest  

Source:LittleBlueDeer


Hope you all enjoyed being one of the boys and have a lovely week,

Liz x




Friday, 8 February 2013

Comfy......


I can hardly believe it's Friday already. the week disappears so quickly.

The weather has turned cold again and I've heard a whisper that we may get some snow.

I have a few things planned for this weekend, but all I really want to do is hunker down at home and get comfy......

I need to light the fire......


Source:Themurmeringcottage 

And curl up on the sofa......


Source:TheAltenativeBride 


This is an ad for Sofa.com - it always makes me smile - these dogs definitely look comfy!

Source:Sofa.com 


I need to dress the part......


Source:Perversionduveilleuix 



 Source:Sundayinbed 

With comfort food being the order of the day......


Source:GreenLikeBathwater 




 Source:EmmaBlomfieldviaTumblr 

 Source:TheStyleFiles 

Wishing you all a lovely and comfy weekend......


Liz x



Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Simple flowers......


Isn't it lovely at this time of the year, that a simple flower - easily available from a local florist or even the supermarket - can transform a room and lift our spirits.


Source: Yarnstorm 

Sometimes scented, like Hyacinths......


Source:BirdcageWalk 

A sprig of 'Pussy Willow'......


Source:GreenLikeBathwater 

Tulips - everyones favourite......


Source:WishWish 



Source:InspiredDesign 

Muscari......


Source:TheGiftsofLife 


Or a colourful bunch of 'Daffs' or Narcissi......


Source:Whimsicalandotherworldly 



Source:The Ivy House 


Spring blossom turns a simple bunch of flowers into something special......







And of course I couldn't resist the idea of bringing Snowdrops inside......


Source:BirdcageWalk 


Spring is on it's way!

Hope you have a lovely week,


Liz x